“I said, “Somebody should do something about that“.

Then I realised, I am somebody” – Lily Tomlin.

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About us

What We Do


Take a look at some of our favourite stories of success from the A.R.C.H. Rescue Centre. Every equine in our care becomes part of our family and it is always a heart-warming moment to see them rehomed.


Once our horses and donkeys are fully rehabilitated, our main aim is to find them a forever home. We offer them for fostering or adoption depending on the status of their paperwork. There is an adoption procedure to be followed, but our work doesn’t end there. We do follow up checks on all our horses, ponies and donkeys.


We can only have a limited number of equines at our Rescue Centre at any one time. In cases where we are not able to take over the care of an abused equine we will always try and help in other ways, i.e. by liaising with other rescue centres. Our charity is staffed by volunteers and we depend on fundraising activities and donations to carry on our work. Your support will mean a great deal.


Featured Equines

Cyrano - In recovery

Bay Gelding
16.2 hh
Born 2005
In recovery

Olympia - Available

Grey Mare 15.2 hh
Born +- 2005
Gentle character, suitable as a companion
Mechanically lame due to badly healed breaks but she appears pain free

Rio 10-06-2020

Tara - Available

Jenny Donkey
Tara is friendly and would make a good companion
She has a deformed hoof from birth so cannot be ridden

Fabiola - Available

Buckskin Mare
14.3 hh / 150 cm
Born +- 1991
Permanent tracheostomy, needs daily simple cleaning
Will be a good family companion

Bonnie - Available

Shetland Mare
Slight deformity so can only be ridden by very small children
Available to the right home

Duke - Available

Black Pony Gelding
Born +-2001


Visit Us

Sunday 9 am - 2 pm

Pop in and have a look around. Meet the horses, ponies and donkeys, groom and pet them.
Talk about volunteering and adopting. 

What Drives Us

Our Mission

A.R.C.H.’s mission is to provide the best care and rehabilitation for abandoned and abused horses. The charity works hard every day to offer these animals a better life.

Get Involved

If you love being around horses and donkeys plus would like to help , please contact us for more details on how you can help…


ARCH Monthly Quiz

WEDNESDAY 1st December 2021, 7:00 pm (quiz starts at 8:00 pm). Only 6 players per team please.  Please note the new venue!

Venue: La Tavola by Miky, Sierra Gorda

The ARCH monthly fundraising Quiz is a fun way to spend an evening. Entertain those little grey cells and do something for our horses at the same time. Entry is €2.50 per person – all proceeds are used to buy hay and other supplies urgently needed at the rescue.

Bookings can be made by contacting Janet on 628 867 980 or just arrive on the night.

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ARCH Christmas Open Sunday

Date: Sunday 19th December
Time: 10am to 4pm

ARCH Horse rescue.

The ARCH Christmas Open Sunday will be held at the end of the year. Visitors are welcome to join us for a relaxed afternoon with musical entertainment and food & drinks.